Playoff Results: 1990s

01/01/2005
Dallas ascended to the NFC East's top-dog status and recaptured its glory years in the early part of the decade. The Cowboys and 49ers were the class of the league for much of the period, while Buffalo was the best team in the AFC for the early part of the decade, becoming the first team to reach four consecutive Super Bowls.

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1999

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: TENNESSEE 22, Buffalo 16; Miami 20, SEATTLE 17
Divisional: JACKSONVILLE 62, Miami 7, Tennessee 19, INDIANAPOLIS 16
Championship: Tennessee 33, JACKSONVILLE 14
Wild-Card: WASHINGTON 27, Detroit 13; MINNESOTA 27, Dallas 10
Divisional: TAMPA BAY 14, Washington 13; ST. LOUIS 49, Minnesota 37
Championship: ST. LOUIS 11, Tampa Bay 6

Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
(at Georgia Dome, Atlanta)

1998

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: MIAMI 24, Buffalo 17; JACKSONVILLE 25, New England 10
Divisional: DENVER 38, Miami 3; N.Y. JETS 34, Jacksonville 24
Championship: DENVER 23, N.Y. Jets 10
Wild-Card: Arizona 20, DALLAS 7; SAN FRANCISCO 30, Green Bay 27
Divisional: ATLANTA 20, San Francisco 18; MINNESOTA 41, Arizona 21
Championship: Atlanta 30, MINNESOTA 27 (OT)

Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver 34, Atlanta 19
(at Pro Player Stadium, Miami)

1997

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: DENVER 42, Jacksonville 17; NEW ENGLAND 17, Miami 3
Divisional: PITTSBURGH 7, New England 6; Denver 14, KANSAS CITY 10
Championship: Denver 24, PITTSBURGH 21
Wild-Card: Minnesota 23, N.Y. GIANTS 22; TAMPA BAY 20, Detroit 10
Divisional: SAN FRANCISCO 38, Minnesota 22; GREEN BAY 21, Tampa Bay 7
Championship: Green Bay 23, SAN FRANCISCO 10

Super Bowl XXXII: Denver 31, Green Bay 24
(at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego)

1996

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: Jacksonville 30, BUFFALO 27; PITTSBURGH 42, Indianapolis 14
Divisional: Jacksonville 30, DENVER 27, NEW ENGLAND 28, Pittsburgh 3
Championship: NEW ENGLAND 20, Jacksonville 6
Wild-Card: DALLAS 40, Minnesota 15; SAN FRANCISCO 14, Philadelphia 0
Divisional: GREEN BAY 35, San Francisco 14; CAROLINA 26, Dallas 17
Championship: GREEN BAY 30, Carolina 13

Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay 35, New England 21
(at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans)

1995

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: BUFFALO 37, Miami 22; Indianapolis 35, SAN DIEGO 20
Divisional: PITTSBURGH 40, Buffalo 21; Indianapolis 10, KANSAS CITY 7
Championship: PITTSBURGH 20, Indianapolis 16
Wild-Card: PHILADELPHIA 58, Detroit 37; GREEN BAY 37, Atlanta 20
Divisional: Green Bay 27, SAN FRANCISCO 17; DALLAS 30, Philadelphia 11
Championship: DALLAS 38, Green Bay 27

Super Bowl XXX: Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
(at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.)

1994

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: MIAMI 27, Kansas City 17; CLEVELAND 20, New England 13
Divisional: PITTSBURGH 29, Cleveland 9; SAN DIEGO 22, Miami 21
Championship: San Diego 17, PITTSBURGH 13
Wild-Card: GREEN BAY 16, Detroit 12; Chicago 35, MINNESOTA 18
Divisional: SAN FRANCISCO 44, Chicago 15; DALLAS 35, Green Bay 9
Championship: SAN FRANCISCO 38, Dallas 28

Super Bowl XXIX: San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
(at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami)

1993

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: KANSAS CITY 27, Pittsburgh 24 (OT), L.A. RAIDERS 42, Denver 24
Divisional: BUFFALO 29, L.A. Raiders 23; Kansas City 28, HOUSTON 20
Championship: BUFFALO 30, Kansas City 13
Wild-Card: Green Bay 28, DETROIT 24; N.Y. GIANTS 17, Minnesota 10
Divisional: SAN FRANCISCO 44, N.Y. Giants 3; DALLAS 27, Green Bay 17
Championship: DALLAS 38, San Francisco 21

Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
(at Georgia Dome, Atlanta)

1992

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: SAN DIEGO 17, Kansas City 0; BUFFALO 41, Houston 38 (OT)
Divisional: Buffalo 24, PITTSBURGH 3; MIAMI 31, San Diego 0
Championship: Buffalo 29, MIAMI 10
Wild-Card: Washington 24, MINNESOTA 7; Philadelphia 36, NEW ORLEANS 20
Divisional: SAN FRANCISCO 20, Washington 13; DALLAS 34, Philadelphia 10
Championship: Dallas 30, SAN FRANCISCO 20

Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
(at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.)

1991

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: KANSAS CITY 10, L.A. Raiders 6; HOUSTON 17, N.Y. Jets 10
Divisional: DENVER 26, Houston 24; BUFFALO 37, Kansas City 14
Championship: BUFFALO 10, Denver 7
Wild-Card: Atlanta 27, NEW ORLEANS 20; Dallas 17, CHICAGO 13
Divisional: WASHINGTON 24, Atlanta 7; DETROIT 38, Dallas 6
Championship: WASHINGTON 41, Detroit 10

Super Bowl XXVI: Washington 37, Buffalo 24
(at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis)

1990*

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: MIAMI 17, Kansas City 16; CINCINNATI 41, Houston 14
Divisional: BUFFALO 44, Miami 34; L.A. RAIDERS 20, Cincinnati 10
Championship: BUFFALO 51, L.A. Raiders 3
Wild-Card: Washington 20, PHILADELPHIA 6; CHICAGO 16, New Orleans 6
Divisional: SAN FRANCISCO 28, Washington 10; N.Y. GIANTS 31, Chicago 3
Championship: N.Y. Giants 15, SAN FRANCISCO 13

Super Bowl XXV: N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
(at Tampa Stadium, Tampa)

*1990 was the first season the NFL awarded three wild-card playoff berths in each conference. Between 1970-77, only one team from each conference qualified as a Wild-Card; from 1978-1989, two berths were awarded in each conference.
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